Street art and downtown style. I love downtowns, from our tiny district here in Melbourne to the fabulous, expansive world of Downtown Manhattan. If I had to move anywhere today, I would say, “put me downtown.” The cafes, thrift shops, jazz clubs, vintage book stores, boutiques – I want them all nearby.
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I think downtown everywhere also has an eclectic dress code – pretty much anything goes. I’ve worn dressy dresses, vintage jeans and everything in between for hanging out. Today it’s a Flamingo sweater (we’re in Florida!) with an a-line cord skirt and suede jacket. Only the sweater is retail, from J. Crew Factory; the jacket and skirt were thrifted . . . downtown.
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I always seek out the “downtown” where ever I travel. I’ve found amazing street art in Denver, CO and in Toronto. We have some great mosaic wall art in my neighbourhood here in London Ontario that is excellent for photo backgrounds.
Lovely outfit and such fabulous street art!
Thank you Emma. Your orange bag is stunning, love it! xox
I live in Brighton in the UK and there are areas full of street art. I love them as the people are as colourful as the street art and there’s a saying ‘only in Brighton!’. You say that when you see people who wouldn’t look out of place as extras in Star Wars! And that is exactly why I moved back to Brighton!
You look cool and thanks for hosting!
Oh I love that, “only in Brighton”! sounds like the best kind of place to live. Thanks for sharing and linking, and have a wonderful day, xox
I love street art—in a city like San Francisco, where I live, there’s always something new. Plus, it makes a great outfit post backdrop! 😉
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San Francisco is an amazing place, lucky you! And I really like your split-hem pants – new and fresh. xox
I feel privileged to be working downtown, but wouldn’t necessarily want to live there anymore, like I did in my twenties. We have quite a lot of street art down in Antwerp. There’s one I can see from my office window, and I even saw it being painted. I think you’re wearing the perfect outfit for hanging around downtown! xxx
Thanks Ann. It’s great to have a view from your office window – you can watch time fly by quickly, as you so rightly said! Loving all the vintage jewelry you scored. xox
Ha! I nearly missed the cat in the mural so thanks for pointing that out.
You look all kinds of chic and hip in this eclectic outfit. The hat makes it.
Thank you Suzanne. As we’ve said, a hat always makes the look. Thanks for linking; your post was a wonderful mood-booster! xox
I love a fun, creative look! I enjoy visiting a city’s downtown area too with all of the culture and things to do. Charlotte is growing!
I haven’t been to Charlotte in ages – would love to meet you there sometime! Your Karina dress is Spring-y and so lovely on you, xox.
I love street art! These are fabulous!
Thanks, Amy. Your pics on the stairs with Alethea are swoon-y! xox
I saw the cat…in fact, it reminds me of a place in downtown Denver, where an artist added a bunch of “cats” (they were statues) all over an area. It was so cool to walk around and find them…
Oh I love things like “find the hidden statue”. Thanks for linking up with your fabulous self, xox.
I agree with you Patti , always enjoy downtown too. You look great amid the street art. Many thanks for hosting , still not sure why I am sideways again, may as well be different.
Thank you Jill. The wetlands you visited look serene and lovely. I’m fond of the big egrets too; we have them here on the Indian River. xox
Thanks for the link up. We have a restaurant in town that I’ve been going to since I was in college. It’s a local bar/restaurant type place that strangely enough is kid friendly early in the evening. We’ve been taking the kids there since they were young and it’s everyone’s favorite place.
It sounds like you’ve made that restaurant your own – that’s the best fun! I enjoyed your packing tips – I always leave room for the things I might acquire, too! xox
The street art is so beautiful!
It is – what people create and what nature creates can be equally beautiful. I enjoyed reading your “armchair shrink” experiences with people in your every-day life. You’re a wise woman. xox
The mural is so cool and that one in NYC is too – I just love searching for all the amazing murals in a city!
Me too! Love your new Jambu sandals, they’re chic and known for their comfort, xox.
I wish someone would spray paint Alphonse Mucha on our wall, it’s beautiful!
You’re like a work of art yourself in amongst the cool backdrop of downtown NYC. xxx
PS It’s Vix! Not sure what happened there!
Same here: would love some Mucha on my living room wall! Thanks for coming over, xox.
Beautiful backdrop! I like that kind of art. It is not allowed in our city!
Oh, that’s too bad! Art on the street makes everything more vibrant. You, on the other hand, are beautifully vibrant in your Spring looks, xox.
In the UK we don’t use the downtown expression but we did recently do that in London. It was a great date day.
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London would indeed make a great date location! Love your playing with accessories today, xox.
I love all this fun street-art, Patti, thank you for sharing it. Your flamingo sweater is adorable, as are you. Hug!
Thank you so much for hosting “Visible Monday!”
Thanks, Sheila. Loved the pics of Victoria in your post, and of course, your enviable closet! xox
Whether it’s a true downtown or simply a lively urban district, I also find the energy of human interaction to be exciting and invigorating.
Agreed! Your portrait of your late mother-in-law is so touching. She sounds a bit like you! xox
Patti, I love the “downtown” backdrops you’ve featured! So fun and so urban–wonderful! I love visiting cities, even though we live in suburbia. But we’re near the coast so I would say the beach and the ocean are my favorite places to hang out and feel free! And currently, I am loving the flowers in our yard–the rain has brought out a gorgeous bloom and that forms the backdrop for most of my photos.
Your garden is beautiful, Darlene! Love your styling tips for a denim dress, xox.
Great wall art, love the flamingo sweater, Patti
Thank you Anna. You’re looking smart in yellow with gray! xox
It;s great when you can find some great backdrop art for photos Patti. Love that flamingo sweater xx
Thanks Laurie. Your vintage Marni dress is divine! xox
I love your flamingo sweater. I also agree that many downtown neighborhoods are lively and exciting. Certain parts of the Village are too crowded for me, but I do like the West Village and even Alphabet city.
But uptown is quieter and I like that . There are no tall buildings and I get to see the sun. That is my favorite! Have a wonderful week ahead.
I adore the West Village, it’s like a step back into graceful history. Thanks for coming by and have a lovely week ahead, xox.
Patti, I go downtown almost every week either after my run or on weekends to walk and enjoy some great food . It is just sentimental place for me and I love it.
Thank you Rama. I love your “Sunday” sweater! xox
I love downtown and I would spend all my time there <3 thanks for the linkup dear Patti!
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Thank YOU for coming by, Vale, and sharing your pretty purple look. xox
I’m a downtown kind of girl too, Patti! I love the photos in this post. xx
I loved, LOVED your post today, Lisa, about shopping green. Especially:”Buy Less. Wear and re-wear good clothes.” Excellent advice! Thanks for coming by, xox.
I agree! Put me downtown with all the same!!
Yeah, come on downtown with me, Becky! Would love to go thrifting with you, xox.
Love your retro style! It’s so beautiful and perfect for the season. The street art and the tones really collaborate together and create a really fun feel 🙂
Thanks Heather. And wow, the leather wrap dress you’re showing today is fabulous! xox